LAPEL, IN - President Michael Cates asked permission from the other Town Council members to advertise for bids to fix 300 South between 950 and 1000.
Gary Shuck (Current Planning President and former Town President at the time of the last repairs to 300 South) briefly commented that the lime stabilization the Town Council had tried on that road had not held up and the chip and seal was not working. In his opinion, it had "failed miserably".
300 South is one of the more widely travelled roads in Lapel when you exclude state roads that the Town of Lapel does not have to maintain.
The Town Council also opened bids for a replacement backhoe with the prices ranging from $27,000 for a nearly 20-year old backhoe to $59,000 for a two year old backhoe with 1500 hours on the clock. OR the Town could opt to buy a new backhoe at a cost of around $85,000. Town Council member Dave Taylor and Utility Maintenance employees will be taking a trip to Indianapolis to review some of these options and look at the machines before recommending which bid to accept at a special meeting on April 27th at Town Hall.